Writer finds untruths in ads for McMorris Rodgers
Last updated 10/29/2018 at 5:03am
To the Editor:
It must be working for Rep. McMorris Rodgers to make ads approved by her that are untrue. I just received a solicitation by mail on September 14, 2018 that doubles down on the lie that her opponent wanted to allow sex offenders to live near public schools. Lisa Brown wanted more children protected from sex offenders, not less. (Lisa has a history of voting to protect women and children, unlike CMR who has voted against Equal Pay for Women and at least once against the Violence Against Women Act.) A full-page ad was purchased by more than 700 Spokanites, “An Open Letter to Rep. McMorris Rodgers from Spokane Child Abuse and Prevention Experts and Community Leaders” in the Spokesman-Review (August 5, 2018), demanding CMR apologize to Lisa Brown for falsifying Brown’s position. In a later article in the Inlander, “Cathy McMorris Rodgers regrets tone of “sex offender” ads against Lisa Brown” (August 24, 2018), Rep. McMorris Rodgers seems to acknowledge the truth. Yet in her letter to me, McMorris Rodgers found it worthwhile to again report a falsehood about Brown, debunked by experts and community leaders more than a month ago.